DIA for Young Women January Blog

The green team was put in the hot seat this week when we presented our capstone project. We were asked questions we never thought to ask ourselves which was a eye-opener for all of us. One of the questions we were asked was how does the living wall help with improving the air quality. I was part of the team that researched that to put in the informational booklet for next year’s green team. Through our research, we learned that the living wall improves air quality by reducing dust and particulates and promotes carbon reduction in the atmosphere by helping to reduce the amount of heat lost from your home or workplace. Through the natural process of evapotranspiration, your living wall plants also release water vapor that cools the air in summer and restores healthful moisture to heated spaces in winter. I also found out it helps reduce sounds which is great considering the science wing is right by the lunchroom. Presenting the capstone project really woke the green team back up and got the ball rolling again. The green team is more excited than ever with this new surge of energy. The models have been drawn up and it is only a matter of time before it all becomes real. The booklet was such a good idea and it will be helpful in the future. There is was any doubt that the green team could complete the living wall the motivation and drive was just lost for a moment. But after that in school field trip, we got the ball rolling again and it’s no stopping up.

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